Summer Break

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 16 July 2018

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Last night Foden's had the privilege of sharing the stage with our guests the James Morrison Quartet at the RNCM. The Quartet comprises James Morrison, William Morrison (guitar), Harry Morrison (bass) and Patrick Danao (drums) all under 25 years of age! The concert can only be described as an amazing experience with a standing ovation.

The concert concludes an enjoyable, busy but rewarding start to the year.

The band have enjoyed their 'day to day' concerts but have also been involved in a large number of varied projects that have seen us celebrate our history with a 'Heritage Concert' (that saw the launch of the bands new Heritage Site www.fodensbandheritage.co.uk) as well as events and tv appearances to commemorate the life of Edwin Firth.

We have had the chance to work with 'World Class' artists including Matt Ford, Mike Lovatt as well as the James Morrison Quartet that will hopefully attract 'new' audiences to brass bands.

The band have been busy in the recording studio recording some 'serious' repertoire that will be included on a concert cd to be completed at the end of the year.

We have appeared at the RNCM 'Brass Band Festival', trip to Ireland, been involved in the BBC Young Brass Award, numerous events supporting the Sandbach community as well as claiming a hat trick of victories at the North West Area and winning the Tameside Whit Friday Marches for the 18th time in 19 years.

Our Youth Education work has continued with our Youth and Junior band's. The monthly rehearsals culminated in a concert at the Parr Hall, Warrington that involved the entire 'Foden's Family' with over 120 musicians on stage. We have also continued our work with 'Partner' youth bands in the area carrying out numerous coaching events.

Despite having a Summer Break a large number of our members will be working with the National Youth Bands of Great Britain, Scotland and Wales, Wessex and Bolsover Summer Schools as well as our 18th Armagh Summer School.

Thank you to all who have supported the band and we hope everyone has an enjoyable Summer!!!

Foden's band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson